When the Federal Trade Commission announced Friday that its privacy settlement with Facebook was finalized, one of the conditions mentioned in last November’s agreement was the social network’s December 2009 shuttering of its verified applications program. The Guardian offered more details on why the verified apps program was scrapped.
The privacy settlement between Facebook and the Federal Trade Commission, announced in late November of last year, is now finalized, as the period of public comment has expired.
At the Facebook Developer Garage last week, Facebook announced that they would be shutting down the Verified Apps program, instead holding all developers to the same standards. It’s a renewed focus on ensuring that Facebook Platform applications provide a positive user experience. This morning Facebook reached out to those developers that had been part of the program with the following email: